Riverboat Series: April 17-23, 2023 

Day 1 (Mon, April 17): Winnsboro, Louisiana
Day 2 (Tue, April 18): Lake Village, Arkansas
Day 3 (Wed, April 19): Hollandale, Mississippi
Day 4 (Thu, April 20): Millington, Tennessee
Day 5 (Fri, April 21): Columbus, Kentucky
Day 6 (Sat, April 22): Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Day 7 (Sun, April 23): Vienna, Illinois

Quick Overview
Series Dates: Monday, April 17 – Sunday, April 23, 2023
Race Times: All races in this series begin at 6:30 AM (CT).
Packet Pickup, and Registrations: Sunday, April 16, 4-5:30 PM (CT) at Civitan Park (Across from America’s Best Value Inn) Winnsboro, LA (GPS: N 32.15511, W 91.71060).
Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration: One hour before start time on race day, at the start line.
Early Start: Yes, for marathon, half-marathon, and 50K; 5:30 AM (CT), every day.
Time Limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome! Participants with an average finish time over 7:00 are encouraged to consider the early start.
Pets/Strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Discounts: $10 discount on marathon/half marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. (Active.com requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/Aid Stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen, Loony Lunchbox!

Group dinners, hotels, and airports: Check the Riverboat Series Facebook Group.

Hotel Searches: LA, AR, MS, TNKY, MO, IL

Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all seven!

Race Locations:

  • Day 1: Louisiana
    • Civitan Park (Across from America’s Best Value Inn)
    • 4198 Front Street
    • Winnsboro, LA
    • GPS (map): N 32.15511, W 91.71060
    • Course Surface: Smooth asphalt path with moderate shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 16′
    • Tentative Laps: 20 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

Riverboat - LA

  • Day 2: Arkansas
    • Lake Chicot State Park (Area B Bath House)
    • 2542 Hwy 257 (Hwy 257 is off of Hwy 144)
    • Lake Village, AR
    • GPS (map): N 33.373617, W 91.200454
    • Course Surface: Smooth blacktop road with a few patches of old asphalt, little shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 8′
    • Tentative Laps: 18 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

Riverboat - AR

  • Day 3: Mississippi
    • Leroy Percy State Park
    • 1400 Hwy 12 W
    • Hollandale, MS
    • GPS (map): N 33.165633, W 90.935758
    • Course Surface: Smooth asphalt path with little to moderate shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 7′
    • Tentative Laps: 20 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

Riverboat - MS

  • Day 4: Tennessee
    • Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park (Picnic Shelter 1 and 2)
    • 760 Piersol Road
    • Millington, TN
    • GPS (map): N 35.337253, W 90.038017
    • Course Surface: Smooth, wide, and well-shaded asphalt path.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 36′
    • Tentative Laps: 14 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

Riverboat - TN

  • Day 5: Kentucky
    • Columbus-Belmont State Park (Snack Bar area)
    • 350 Park Road
    • Columbus, KY
    • GPS (map): N 36.765698, W 89.110476
    • Course Surface: Smooth path with scenic views of the Mississippi River.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 95′
    • Tentative Laps: 16 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

Riverboat - KY

  • Day 6: Missouri
    • Osage Park
    • 1625 N. Kingshighway
    • Cape Girardeau, MO
    • GPS (map): N 37.32806, W 89.57004
    • Course Surface: Smooth asphalt running path.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 13′
    • Tentative Laps: 10 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

Riverboat - MO

  • Day 7: Illinois
    • Tunnel Hill Trail (On East Vine Street at city park and Tunnel Hill State Park Trail)
    • Vienna, IL
    • GPS (map): N 37.41720, W 88.88986
    • Course Surface: Mostly crushed rock with a little portion of asphalt, moderate shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 23′
    • Tentative Laps: 10 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

Vienna - IL


Travel distances/times between race locations:

  • Day 1 (LA) => Day 2 (AR): 98 miles, 1:52
  • Day 2 (AR) => Day 3 (MS): 39 miles, 0:44
  • Day 3 (MS) => Day 4 (TN): 176 miles, 3:02
  • Day 4 (TN) => Day 5 (KY): 124 miles, 2:23
  • Day 5 (KY) => Day 6 (MO): 60 miles, 1:16
  • Day 6 (MO) => Day 7 (IL): 46 miles, 0:59

Riverboat Map


What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part! Every participant will receive one t-shirt and other fun goodies.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.
We even give a special award to each person participating in his or her first full or half marathon!
The best part: The famous caboose, given to the final finisher of each marathon and half marathon!

Looking for something to do between races?
Click HERE to check out an extensive list of points of interest along the way!

Louisiana – Arkansas – Mississippi – Tennessee – Kentucky – Missouri – Illinois
April 17-23 2023
Race Type By 10/31/22 11/1/22-12/31/22 1/1/23-3/31/23 After 3/31/23
Full $110 $120 $135 $155
Half $95 $105 $120 $135
10K $55 $55 $55 $65
5K $45 $45 $45 $55
50K $120 $130 $145 $165
Register Online: Click HERE!!
Mail-in Registration Form: Click HERE!!
You may also register during packet pickup or on race day (cash/check/credit card/PayPal). Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred to another participant.

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